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Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview

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Our Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Review is now published - click here to read it.

Interface and Functionality:

Good news is the Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX on top. Having the modern Android 4.1 Jelly Bean means you can download applications from the Play store with no limitations due to an outdated version of the system.

TouchWiz Nature UX is a smooth affair that adds a few important usability tweaks that we appreciate. Small things ranging from creating folders in the app drawer to the ability to directly attach your location in text messages are just two examples of the added value of Samsung’s skin.

The Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview

The Samsung Galaxy Young Duos runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


Basic functionality is also tweaked with the contacts app supporting swipe gestures. Swipe a contact’s name to the right to directly call, and to the left to send a text message.

You have dual-SIM card support and you can easily manage which card to use as default for calls, messaging and data.

Functionality is also boosted by the presence of Google Now, with all blows and whistles of the smart card-based notification system.

Dialer - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
Messaging - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
Google Now - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview

Dialer

Messaging

Google Now



Processor and Memory:

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Young Duos with a single-core 1GHz processor and a whopping 768MB of RAM, and given the device’s fairly modest screen resolution, this combination works well enough, and in most cases we enjoyed a lag-free experience. We should however note that we are looking at a non-final version, and things might get even more fluidity in the final one.

The handset ships with 4GB of internal storage and that is also expandable via microSD cards of up to 64GB.


Internet and Connectivity:

Interestingly, the Galaxy Young Duos comes with both Chrome and the stock Android browser pre-installed. It’s clear that Google is slowly shifting gears towards having Chrome as the one and only browser, but right now it coexists with the traditional Android browser. Looking at the stock browser, performance was smooth with no stutter when pinching to zoom in and out, and only a slight occasional slowdown when quickly scrolling around pages.

Web browsing - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview
Web browsing - Samsung Galaxy Young Duos Preview

Web browsing


Connectivity is covered with a 3G chip supporting downloads of up to 7.2Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.

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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:49

1. sk9034 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


nyc phone wth good features in a low budget and samsung galaxy young should also available in black color

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:47

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Galaxy Young.. superb phone for low budget, i liked d design n specs from d previous galaxy y, 1 GHz processor n JB out of d box...

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 05:46

7. Fastlady (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


I have just been bought Samsung Galaxy Duos Young, where can I get a copy of the user manual. Have never bought a phone yet where there isn't a manual with it, how are you supposed to use it without

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Display3.3 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (176 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
768 MB RAM
Size4.31 x 2.31 x 0.49 inches
(109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)

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